|All Artists: Donna Summer|
Title: Mistaken Identity
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 9/3/1991
Genres: Dance & Electronic, R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678228520, 075678228544
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Listen To It Again, This IS a Great CD
KRA | East End of LI | 04/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mistaken Identity took many people by surprise as it featured many new sounds for Donna. Yet this album shows the full spectrum of Donna's unmatched vocal and style range. Songs like "Get Ethnic", "Body Talk" and "What It Is You Want" are far more "urban" than anything that she ever recorded since "Bad Girls". However her signature sound is not lost here either as tracks like "Work That Magic", and "Fred Astire" are made for the clubs. Rounding off this CD are the great ballads "Heaven's Just a Whisper Away" (later recorded by Regina Belle), "Let There Be Peace" , and the CD's best cut a heartfelt tribute to her hardcore fans "Friend's Unkown". I can't think of another orginal song ever written to top this one. If this CD took you aback the first go around, rediscover it, you may find yourself loving it."
archie | Genoa,Italy | 06/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of Donnas best albums. Period! Early in the 90s she tried to update her style and explore urban music and other street sounds and I guess she scored big with it,though most critics and fans got confused and disappointed. We all would better reconsider and listen to tracks like GET ETHNIC, BODY TALK and the gorgeous anthemic WHAT IS IT YOU WANT. Go listen to her acapella rap at the end of the song: PURE BLISS!-@"
M. Mendenhall | Phoenix AZ Rocky Ford CO | 10/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When Summer came out with this collection, the forces of fate left her unable to do any promotional work - zero. Mistaken Identity was overlooked by almost everyone. The underground dance scene jumped on it, but the mainstream ignored it. The mainstream missed out.Side one boasts an almost flawless set of aggressive dance music, far beyond the mechanical anonymity of Another Place and Time. Summer, always best when deeply involved in her projects, gets lots of songwriting credit. Get Ethnic showcases Summer's clear command over her vocal prowess; it's one of her more aggressively sung tunes. Summer lets herself venture into her bygone specialty - global blends of rock, soul, alternative and dance. Body Talk follows. Again, Summer wraps her vocal power and finesse around an otherwise so-so song. Work That Magic is a breezy pop infected dance track with an irresistible verse, and When Love Cries returns Summer to the sensual falsetto (I Feel Love, Love To Love You) that first mesmerized the world.Some were put off that Summer so blatantly updated her sound; but they miss the point that she did it well. Possibly the two most interesting - not necessarily the best - songs come at the end. What Is It You Want is a flawed house track that doesn't quite work. However, it also boasts some of the rawest Donna Summer belting recorded. Really exposes an earthy side to Summer when she's obviously having some serious fun. And then, Cry of a Waking Heart is an off the beaten path dance track with an alternative bent to it. Beautiful piano over a hypnotic beat. Real fans will recall Grand Illusion from The Wanderer. This one's in that vein but far more complex and melodic. The whole mix results in a great Donna Summer recording that was fatefully bypassed by those who might enjoy it the most. Worth the purchase."